Tata Sons to Establish Europe’s Largest Battery Cell Factory in the UK
Tata Sons, parent company of Tata Group, has announced plans to establish a battery cell gigafactory in the United Kingdom (UK) with a capacity to produce 40GW of cells annually. The investment, totaling over £4 billion / USD $5.18 billion, is set to drive electric mobility (e-mobility) and renewable energy storage solutions for customers in the UK and Europe. Additionally, the gigafactory aims to create a competitive green tech ecosystem at scale within the UK.
By establishing one of Europe’s largest battery cell manufacturing facilities in the UK, Tata aims to support the automotive sector’s transition to e-mobility. Tata Motors’ subsidiary companies, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and Tata Motors, will be the primary beneficiaries of cells from the new gigafactory, with supplies expected to commence from 2026.
N Chandrasekaran, Chairman of Tata Sons, emphasized the company’s dedication to a sustainable future across all their businesses. He announced the establishment of the battery gigafactory as a significant step forward, bringing advanced technology to the UK and accelerating the adoption of electric mobility. Chandrasekaran highlighted Tata group’s commitment to the UK, “Today, I am delighted to announce the Tata group will be setting up one of Europe’s largest battery cell manufacturing facilities in the UK. Our multi-billion pound investment will bring state-of-the-art technology to the country, helping to power the automotive sector’s transition to electric mobility, anchored by our own business, Jaguar Land Rover. With this strategic investment, the Tata group further strengthens its commitment to the UK, alongside our many companies operating here across technology, consumer, hospitality, steel, chemicals, and automotive.”
The project is expected to become one of the largest-ever investments in the UK automotive sector and create numerous skilled jobs across the country. Tata Sons expects that the gigafactory’s presence will strengthen the UK’s leadership in the global transition to electric vehicles (EVs) and drive growth in clean industries.
The battery gigafactory will focus on producing high-quality, high-performance, and sustainable battery cells and packs for mobility and energy applications. Tata’s strategic growth plans include a rapid ramp-up phase with production slated to begin in 2026.
The gigafactory aims to maximize its use of renewable energy, aspiring to achieve 100% clean power utilization. Additionally, the plant will adopt innovative technologies and resource-efficient processes, such as battery recycling, to create a circular economy ecosystem.
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